Google Glass is one of the recently developed wearable technologies with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD) which works in a smartphone-like hands-free format and gives possibility to communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands. Google Glass can be very useful in health care providing real-time professional support.  Thanks to Google’s wearable technology it became possible to have an expert anywhere in the world as an extra pair of eyes who may provide medical advice.

Share This Post:

With an ageing population and the ever-increasing prevalence of both chronic and long-term illnesses, the commissioning and delivery of integrated health and social care has become a significant challenge. The need for new care models and technologies such as telehealth and telecare to support long-term care has never been greater.

Share This Post:

According to American Telemedicine Association research, the telemedicine industry has expanded by 24 percent nationally since 2012. Going to the doctor's office for diagnosis of a minor ailment may soon become a thing of the past.

Share This Post:

The idea of telemedicine has a lengthy history and begins as long ago as 1924. The fantasy became reality when in the 1960s NASA began monitoring astronauts in space.

At conference in Rome on October 7-8th, participants discussed the problems that must be solved if telemedicine’s day is to come. They include redesigning laws and payment systems set up for face-to-face care, and finding ways to keep patients’ data secure and private.

Share This Post:

Consumption of sufficient amounts of fruit and vegetables are recommended as part of a healthy diet. Fruit and vegetables may reduce chronic diseases and more specifically, coronary heart disease (CHD), by means of their protective constituents such as potassium, folate, vitamins, fiber, and other phenolic compounds.

Share This Post:

Medical tourism is the travel of people to another country for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment in that country. Traditionally, people would travel from less developed countries to major medical centers in highly developed countries for medical treatment that was unavailable in their own communities. The recent trend is for people to travel from developed countries to third world countries for medical treatments because of cost consideration, though the traditional pattern still continues.

Share This Post:

Telemedicine is one of the few avenues that leads to better health care as well as lower costs, both elements of the Triple Aim initiative. It could actually be among the “cornerstone solutions to the problem,” says Yulun Wang, Ph.D., president of the American Telemedicine Association Board of Directors.

Share This Post:

The health care sector is increasingly tapping 3D printing - a process that creates solid objects from digital 3D designs.

According to Visiongain, health care investments in 3D printing will reach $4 billion by 2018. The technology can be used to customize medical products, lower surgery risks and even print human cells, tissues and organs.

Share This Post:

The right person in the right place and at the right time is not always possible; telemedicine offers the potential to give audio and visual access to the appropriate clinician for patients. Advances in information and communication technology (ICT) in the area of video-to-video communication have led to growth in telemedicine applications in recent years. For these advances to be properly integrated into healthcare delivery, a regulatory framework, supported by definitive high-quality research, should be developed.

Share This Post:

Telemedicine was disregarded for being an unwieldy, unreliable, and unaffordable technology. Rapidly evolving telecommunications and information technologies have provided a solid foundation for telemedicine as a feasible, dependable, and useful technology. Practitioners from a variety of medical specialties have claimed success in their telemedicine pursuits. Gradually, this new modality of healthcare delivery is finding its way into the mainstream medicine.

Share This Post: